This is the Format of the Order of Appointment of Confidential Intermediary in the State of California.
California Adopt 331 Order of Appointment of Confidential Intermediary
Text Version of the Form
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Order for Appointment of Clerk stamps date here when form is filed.
COURT WILL FILL OUT SECTION BELOW
The judicial officer has read and reviewed the Request for Appointment of
Confidential Intermediary (ADOPT-330) filed by
asking the court to appoint a confidential intermediary. The court orders as
follows: Fill in court name and street address:
Superior Court of California, County of
1 The request for appointment of confidential intermediary is granted.
2 One or both siblings are adoptees. The following is hereby appointed
as the confidential intermediary:
a. California Department of Social Services Clerk fills in case number when form is filed.
b. A licensed adoption agency (name of agency): Case Number:
5 The licensed adoption agency will not serve as a confidential intermediary because of economic hardship. The
following entity or person is appointed as the alternate confidential intermediary:
c. Phone number:
5 The request is denied because the court finds that granting this request would be detrimental to the adoptee or
the sibling with whom contact is sought.
5 A copy of this order and the request (ADOPT-330) is to be forwarded to the person making this request.
5 A copy of this order and the request (ADOPT-330) is to be provided to the confidential intermediary named
Judge (or Judicial Officer)
IMPORTANT: A confidential intermediary must not use any information found in the records of the adoptee or
sibling unless the use is authorized in the Family Code, section 9205(g) and rule 5.410 of the California Rules of
Judicial Council of California, www.courtinfo.ca.gov Order for Appointment of ADOPT-331, Page 1 of 1
New January 1, 2008, Mandatory Form
Family Code, § 9205(c)(g)(h) Confidential Intermediary
Cal. Rules of Court, rule 5.410